SCDOT provides flood debris collection information

COLUMBIA, SC (WBTW) – In anticipation of a major effort to collect debris resulting from the rain and flooding in the state, the South Carolina Department of Transportation wants to make the public aware of the guidelines for the collection of debris.

Categories of debris that will be collected by SCDOT:

  • Vegetative debris – Tree branches, leaves, logs & plants. DO NOT BAG this material.
  • Construction/Demolition material – Carpet, drywall, furniture, lumber, mattresses, plumbing materials, shingles and tiles.
  • Appliances – Air conditioners, refrigerators, freezers, stoves, water heaters, dishwashers, washing machines and dryers.
  • Electronics – Computers, televisions, stereos, radios and other devices with an electrical cord.
  •  Household Hazardous Waste – Cleaning supplies, lawn chemicals, oils, oil-based paints and stains, pesticides

If you have or will receive insurance proceeds for the removal or disposal of flood generated debris, do not place on right-of-way for collection by SCDOT.

SCDOT will not collect normal household trash and bagged debris of any kind. Property owners should continue to follow normal garbage removal schedules.

The debris should be separated into the categories listed above.  Property owners should not stack or lean debris on or near trees, fire hydrants, mail boxes or other structures. Debris should be placed at the edge of the property line at the curb. Any debris placed between a sidewalk toward the property will not be collected by SCDOT. A schedule will be released when the details have been determined.

A chart illustrating the information in this release can be found here.

Information in this article is from a press release.

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